TWO Chinese nationals found guilty of failing to declare foreign currencies have been fined $10,000 each by the Nadi Magistrates Court.
Guangwei Qu was charged with one count of failing to declare currency at the border after being caught with more than $F10,000 at the Nadi International Airport on October 16.
Guangwei, 63, a businessman, was departing the country on an Air Korean flight when he was found with more than $45,000 in his luggage.
The accused was later arrested by border officials and pleaded guilty to the charge. The court ordered the accused to pay the fine within the next 28 days before being deported to China.
Also facing a $10,000 fine and deportation is 53-year-old Wang Haiji who was also caught on the same day at Nadi Airport with more than $30,000 in his possession.
According to the court, border officials became suspicious of the accused when he applied for tax returns on items bought in Fiji.
The amount he alleged to have applied for was more than $10,000.
The seized cash will be returned to both men when they return to their country.